Dulles International Airport Private Jet Charter
Paramount Business Jets provides the safest private jets at the best prices for all private aircraft charter services to and from Dulles International Airport.
Airport Hours and Location
Dulles International Airport is open 24 hours every day. The airport is located about 26 miles (42 kilometers) west of the center of Washington, D.C., at 1 Saarinen Circle, Chantilly, Virginia 20041.
Private jets available for charter to and from Dulles International Airport include the Citation CJ3, Hawker 400 XP and Learjet 35A light jets; the Gulfstream G150 and Learjet 60 midsize jets, and the Challenger 604 and Falcon 900B large jets.
Dulles International Airport has four asphalt runways. Its longest runway is 11,500 feet (3,505 meters) long and 150 feet (46 meters) wide. Its elevation is 313 feet (95 meters).
Private Jet Charter to and from Dulles International Airport
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Dulles International Airport.
Washington Dulles International Airport is the largest airport in the metropolitan area of the nation’s capital. It provides easy access to not only the District of Columbia but also to Baltimore, northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.
Dulles is the most popular destination for private jet charter flights even though elite travelers have their choice of several D.C. area airp
Washington Dulles International Airport Diagram Picture Source
What is Washington Dulles airport code?
IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD.
Dulles International Airport (the word “Washington” was later added) opened in Virginia in 1962 on 10,000 acres of land 27 miles west of downtown Washington, D.C.
Most of the airport is situated in Dulles in Loudoun County but a small portion is located in Chantilly in Fairfax County.
It was named after John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State from 1953 to 1959 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
There are some 140 gates in a main terminal and two midfield terminal buildings for commercial flights.
There are also two private fixed base operator terminals that serve private jets.
Why hire a private jet to IAD?
Both terminals have flight planning rooms and executive conference rooms.
FBOs Jet Aviation
Jet Aviation, which operates out of a recently renovated 84,000 square foot terminal northwest of the main terminal, has six hangars and 10 acres of ramp space. Jet Aviation is a recent addition to Washington Dulles, acquiring the Ross Aviation FBO in 2017.
Customs and immigration clearance are available in its remodeled terminal, which has a VIP lounge and on-site car rental.
Jet Aviation, which operates worldwide, has nine locations in the United States.
FBO Signature Flight Support
Signature Flight Support, called Signature IAD at Dulles, operates out of a 67,000 square foot terminal on the east side of the airport, near the Dulles Jet Center.
Signature gets interesting online raves from its customers. One passenger, who had been expecting to find her car dreadfully covered in snow upon her middle-of-the-night return to Dulles, found instead her car – and every car in the parking lot – cleared of snow, thanks to a Signature employee.
Another customer raves about a chocolate-chip-cookie-carrying valet greeting him curbside and leading him to his limousine in which the seat-warmers had been turned on and made for a cozy arrival.
By the way, flights between Washington Dulles and Teterboro in Bergen County, N.J., are the second most traveled by private jets. The only busiest short route that carries passengers on private jets is the one between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Dulles Jet Center
Dulles Jet Center, located just north of the Signature Terminal, is a secure place to park your private jet.
With its 300,000 square feet of ramp parking, private jets can be parked without crowding.
The four hangars at the Dulles Jet Center have amenities that include:
- 160,000 square feet of rental space
- Fast tilt-up state-of-the-art hangar doors
- 24-hour camera surveillance system and security program
- Tugs for efficient and safe towing of aircraft
- Canopied entrance to provide weather protection
- Ample automobile parking
- Weather resources (WSI) and flight planning center
- Fuel & de-icing service
- Luxury lounges for pilots and passengers
- Customer service desk staffed 24-7
- Wireless high-speed internet (WIFI)
- Conference room
- Private garage spaces available
Why is Dulles so far from D.C.?
Washington Dulles International Airport Aerial View Picture Source
After World War II, when it was determined that a second airport was needed to serve the Washington, D.C., area, Congress passed the Washington Airport Act of 1950 to provide for one.
Until then, Washington National Airport (now Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport), which opened in 1941, was the sole airport in the District of Columbia.
In 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower chose the site on which Washington Dulles now sits. (The original parcel was 10,000 square feet. In 1999, an additional 1,000 acres were acquired. In 2005, an additional 830 acres were acquired.)
The immense size of the parcel of land – 18 square miles – allows a huge airport to be built buffered from neighbors. Right now, only about half of it is being used for aircraft operation.
It was the first airport in the country to be designed specifically for commercial jets.
There are five concourses at Washington Dulles and four runways, three of which opened when the airport did in 1962, the fourth added in 2008. A planned fifth runway has not yet been scheduled for construction.
Is there a train into Washington, D.C.?
Most people who charter a private jet into Washington Dulles have transportation from the airport lined up. However, some would take the Metro rail line into the city if it extended out that far.
The good news is that it will be extended that far. The bad news is not until 2020.
Seems the area President Eisenhower chose 60 years ago isn’t as remote as it used to be and residents there fought the extension of the Metro line for years. It’s not that they didn’t want it, they just didn’t want it in their backyard.
Called the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, the 23-mile extension of the existing railway system was to be built in two phases. The first phase, connecting East Falls Church and Tysons Corner, opened in 2014.
The second phase, which began in 2014, will run from Reston to Washington Dulles International Airport.
When it is done, it will be called the Silver Line.
Washington, D.C., events
Some people come to Washington, D.C., just to see the sites and museums around the nation’s capital. Others hire private jets to Washington Dulles International Airport for specific events, such as:
- The Citi Open, which is held at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center, is one of only 13 prestigious ATP World Tour 500 tournaments. The ATP is the governing body of the worldwide men’s professional tennis circuits. It has been held annually – usually in August – since it began as the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in 1969. American Andre Agassi, with five wins, holds the record for most titles in the U.S. capital. The tournament, which draws more than 70,000 fans every year, has been part of some of the most innovative changes in tennis, including blue courts, instant replay/video boards in the stadium and the US Open Series.
- CRM Evolution, held every year in April, is put on by CRM Magazine/destinationCRM.com and co-located with three other conferences. This is the place for executives who are driving their company’s customer relationship management (CRM). According to the conference is meant to help organizations master all communication channels – social, mobile, phone, Web, email – to serve their customers. They must also be able to chart the analytics from each channel to see. Dozens of experts take part in the conference.
You can also charter a private jet into IAD to get to Northern Virginia’s Technology Corridor, which Atlantic Magazine has dubbed “Silicon Valley of the East.”
Its proximity to Washington, D.C., makes it the perfect spot for governmental-related defense, internet, tech and telecom companies. Eight Fortune 500 companies have headquarters in Fairfax County, in which a portion of Washington Dulles is located.
Popular Washington DC Charter Flights
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) was opened more than half a century ago. In that time, it has moved into our top 10 most requested airports in terms of private jet charter.
As the capital of the United States, it stands to reason that Washington’s Dulles International Airport will continue to enjoy a place as one of the most frequented US airports for private jet charter. Natural beauty, famous produce and seafood, and world-leading technology companies such as Microsoft all add to the huge appeal of Washington. And, with so many major players operating in the capital, it’s only natural that there are a high number of private jets flying in and out of Dulles International Airport.
Before you book your flight to or from Dulles International Airport, you might be interested in learning about the estimated prices, distances and other information relating to private jet charter. Take a look below to see our top 10 destinations from Dulles International Airport.
|LOCATION||Washington, United States|
|Runway||Length (ft)||Width (ft)||Surface Type||Elevation (ft)|
FBOs at Dulles International Airport, KIAD, IAD
|Landmark Aviation||23411 AUTO PILOT DRIVE||(703) 661-0150|
|Signature Flight Support||23950 WIND SOCK DRIVE Suite 2000 Sterling, Virginia 20166||(703) 572-0001|
|Landmark Aviation||23411 Autopilot Drive Dulles, VA. 20166||703-661-0150|
|Signature Flight Support||23950 Wind Sock Drive Suite 2000 Sterling, VA 20166||703-572-0001|
|Ross Aviation||23411 Autopilot Drive Dulles, VA 20166||703-661-0150||www.rossaviation.com|
|Jet Aviation||23411 Autopilot Dr. Dulles, VA||(703) 661-0151|
|Jet Linx||23800 Windsock Drive Dulles, VA||(703)-570-6900|
|Dulles Jet Center||23800 Windsock Drive Dulles, VA 20166||703-996-1201|
METAR Weather Data
- Weather Sunny
- Observed 06:28 PM
- Temperature 3 °C, 38 °F
- Preticipation 0.0 mm
- Humidity 38%
- Pressure 1026 mb
- Cloud Cover 0%
- Visibility 16%
- Wind Speed: 11mph, 17km/h
- Wind Direction: 320°, NW
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?Passengers on all international private charter flights will have to stop at customs. In certain countries, you may have to go through customs at a specific port of entry; for example, you must stop in Tahiti to perform customs checks en route to Bora Bora. You’ll also need to stop at the first port of entry when entering the U.S. from Mexico.
How much rest does the crew need before they can depart again?Crew members are required to have a 10-hour rest period within each 24-hour cycle. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and must be followed by a 10-hour rest period at their hotel. When scheduling a flight, operators usually account for 12 hours of rest instead of 10. These extra two hours allow the crew time to get to their hotel, rest for the required time, and return to the airport.
How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?The average fuel stop takes 45–60 minutes. To speed up fuel stops, the operator, or pilots may call ahead, so a fuel truck is waiting for the aircraft on arrival. For smaller jets, a fuel stop can take as little as 30 minutes.
Will my private jet charter use the same airport as a commercial airline?No. When you charter a private jet, you generally fly into a private airport. However, you could access the same airports as a commercial airline if you request to do so or if there are no private airport options. However, using a large mainstream airport like Los Angeles International or London Heathrow is often a bad choice for private jets, as flying to a smaller regional private airport is much faster and often makes for a more luxurious experience.
Is the age of an aircraft a safety factor?Aircraft age is not a safety factor. However, if the aircraft is older and hasn’t been refurbished properly, it may cause flyers some inconvenience, such as overheating, faulty air conditioning, or faulty plumbing in the lavatory.
How much luggage am I allowed to bring on a private jet?As a rule of thumb, each seat on a light or midsize jet equates to one passenger and one item of luggage. Each item of luggage is considered to be the standard 23 kilograms, or about 50 lbs. Large jets are designed for long-range trips, which typically involve longer stays, so you can carry more than one item of luggage per person.
Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?There are many aircraft that are wheelchair accessible. Most of them are large jets or above and have a straight aisle. If the jet has a zigzag aisle – like the Falcon 900 – it will be difficult to maneuver the wheelchair onboard the aircraft. You’ll also need the right type of wheelchair; many motorized wheelchairs won’t fit and can’t be collapsed. If this is the case, you’ll need a smaller, temporary wheelchair. Some aircraft operators have smaller wheelchairs that can be used. Please speak with your Paramount private jet expert to review your aircraft options.
Can I fly with large sums of cash?Yes, you can. This is a common occurrence for many private jet clients. You can fly with up to $5 million in cash as long as you declare that cash when coming through customs. For domestic trips, there’s no limit and no need to declare it.
Which private jets come with flight attendants?In the United States, large jets and above are required to have flight attendants onboard; in Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seats. Larger jets and above have a jump seat near the cockpit for the flight attendant to use, meaning the attendant generally stays out of the cabin.
Which airports offer ramp access, allowing the client to drive their car right up to their private jet?Private jet clients can often have a limo drive them right up to the private jet, or even drive their own car to the plane. That said, different airports have different policies, and some may not offer ramp access. Please speak with your Paramount Aviation Advisor to review your options for a given trip.
Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?Many private jets do have Wi-Fi, and it’s increasingly available free of charge on U.S. domestic flights. On international flights, prices range from $3.00-$8.50 USD per megabyte used. This means that opening up social media sites that are rich in images and videos could quickly cost you $20 – and downloading a feature-length movie could cost thousands!
When is on-demand private jet charter better than buying a block of hours?Private jet charter can be a lot cheaper than buying a block of hours for a one-way flight, as you can access floating fleets or an empty leg to reduce the cost. With a block of hours, the price covers a round trip. If you only fly one-way, you are effectively paying double.
What is a carbon-neutral flight?Every aircraft burns jet fuel and emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This can be offset via one of several carbon offset programs that allow private jet clients to purchase a certain number of carbon credits to offset the emissions from their flights. A carbon-neutral flight is one that offsets the carbon emissions it uses via a formal process.
Can I have a flexible departure time for my private jet flight?Yes, it is possible to have a flexible departure when flying privately. Operators typically offer a 30-minute to two-hour window, but you can request a longer window as long as it doesn’t interfere with the maximum crew duty day or their next scheduled flight. Please confirm with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking your jet.
When should I hire a Boeing Business Jet?Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) have unique amenities that extend far beyond sheer size and are often equipped with 1-2 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms (one more of those bathrooms may even offer stand-up showers.) These airliner-based executive aircraft also feature tall or ‘stand-up’ cabins that are also longer and wider than more typical corporate aircraft.
How soon can I have a private jet ready from the time I call in the request?Generally speaking, with as little as 4 hours of notice. However, we have had wheels up in as little as 32 minutes from the time our client called us to book the flight and had them in the air. It depends on a few factors, such as how long it takes for the pilots to arrive at the airport (generally, there is a 2-hour call-out time for the pilots), and whether the aircraft is ready to go at the airport with no repositioning needed. Our Jet Card members enjoy faster booking since they have funds on account and can confirm a flight with a simple email.
Can I access my luggage while in flight?On most private jets, you will be able to access your luggage during the flight. That’s because luggage and passengers are situated on the same level. This is in contrast to commercial airlines, where checked luggage is stored in a cargo hold. On large private jets, luggage is often stored in a compartment behind the lavatory, which means easy access to your bags.
When are private jet charter landing and takeoff slots applicable?A landing or takeoff slot is simply a small window of time in which your aircraft is scheduled to fly in or out of the airport. You will need a landing and takeoff slot if you fly to a high-density airport in the United States or one that is hosting a special event with a significant number of aircraft arriving and departing. If you’re flying internationally, you will need a landing and takeoff slot for all major European cities. Please check with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking for a specific route.
What kind of in-flight catering is available on a private jet?Other than the standard snacks and drinks, you can order local cuisine options for your catering on board. In short, anything that doesn’t need to be cooked can be ordered; hot food must be precooked and then warmed on board.
Can I bring pets with me on private jet flights?Of course! Just let us know in advance. The majority of the operators and aircraft owners allow pets onboard. In some cases, a small cleaning fee may apply. That said, there are specific requirements that must be met when traveling with your pet, including making sure that all documentation and vaccination records for your pet(s) are correct and up-to-date. Dogs and cats must also be at least eight weeks old and weaned when traveling within the U.S.